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Obituary: Wilbert L."Bill" Pollert, Seymour

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Mr. Wilbert L. “Bill” Pollert, 86, of Seymour, passed away Thursday, January 16, 2014, at Schneck Medical Center.

Born July 13, 1927, in Sauers, Jackson County, he was the son of Louis and Lizzie (Petering) Pollert. On August 7, 1949, he married Gladys (Rittman) Pollert, who survives.

Bill was a member of Redeemer Lutheran Church in Seymour where he served on various committees. He was a charter member of Lutheran Dartball League and a member of St. John’s (Sauers) Men’s Club.

Bill loved the land and was a dairy and grain farmer all his life. He received the Sagamore of the Wabash from Governor Otis Bowen. His many activities found him on the Board of Directors for Lutheran Community Home, past Board of Directors of the Jackson County Co-op Credit Union and Seymour National Bank. He was an advocate for the Don & Dana Myers Cancer Center and a member of Schneck Medical Center Hospital Foundation.

Bill was a 64-year member of the Indiana Farm Bureau, was active in the Jackson County Farm Bureau, was a former member of Associated Milk Producers (A.M.P.I.), and plied his dancing skills as a member of the Star Promenaders.

He served in Guam with the United States Air Force during World War II.

Besides his wife, Gladys, he is survived by his son, Max (Connie) Pollert; grandchildren, Jonathon Pollert, Lisa (Matt) Wallace, and Lora Pollert; great-grandchildren, Peyton and Olivia Pollert; a brother, Arthur (Mabel) Pollert; a sister, Mildred “Millie” Otte; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sons, Myron Pollert and Mark Pollert; brothers, Marvin Pollert and Clarence Pollert; and sisters, Esther Wischmeier and Melba Wischmeier.

Funeral services will be held at Redeemer Lutheran Church on Sunday, January 19, at 2:30  pm., with Rev. Andrew Currao officiating.

Burial will take place at Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery, with full military graveside rites conducted by VFW Post 1925, American Legion Post 89, Disabled Veterans 47, Korean and Vietnam Veterans, all of Seymour.

Family and friends may call at Voss Chapel in Seymour on Saturday, January 18, from  3 to 8 p.m. and at the church on Sunday from 1:30 p.m. until time of service.

Condolences may be sent to the family through Voss Funeral Service.

Memorials may be written to the Redeemer Lutheran Church Foundation Fund, Lutheran Community Home, Trinity Lutheran High School, the Don & Dana Myers Cancer Center or the donor’s choice of charities.

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